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  1. Thanks to everyone posting above. There is a consistent message that i'm reading in post after post and that is tactics and people asking for my tatics. So i've included my latest attempt below. I haven't "tinkered" i haven't assigned roles i've only picked the formation and tried to put players in that are as natural as i can from what i've got. Any more pointers would be appreciated, also to the mod who changed the post title - leave it as it might help others who are struggling with tactics and how this is translated into the ME.
  2. No i would disagree. In FM14 I had three seasons of steady success in the premier league, slowly getting slightly better players until I finished in the top 4. In season 5 i won the premier league, champions league, league and FA Cup. So in answer to your reply, it is not proof that my tactics or managerial skills at this game are poor, quite the opposite. Don't forget, no matter what I do in terms of tactics, training or player selection the team always get beat. If you look at my original post, nothing i do makes a difference.
  3. 10 games into the league season, no matter what formation, tactics or training i set up the results are always the same, an absolute thrashing. I even lose by 4/5 goals to teams that are 19th and 18th respectively. David Nugent hadn't scored in 8 games, then he plays me and scores 4 in one game. Burnley were 19th on a similarly bad run of losing game after game after game, then I come along and they hit 7 past me. I've been playing this game for over ten years and i've never experienced anything like this. I've had struggles, relegations etc but i've never sat here with the feeling that nothing i do has an impact. Either i'm doing something fundamentally wrong or the game is broken. I think what annoys me most is if you watch the commentary, you read things like "He's hit a speculative shot", then a few seconds pass and you read "Goal for xxx", "That was from 20 yards what a strike" and then you realise its Matty Taylor for Burnley. Ok lets have a look at Matty Taylor, he's scored 3 goals this season, 2 of them against me. Burnleys run before they played me: In all of the games listed above i've had double digit shots, but "Skimmed the top of the bar", "He'll kick himself for missing that", "So close", "Great save from xxxx", "He surely cant miss" (and he inevitably does).
  4. I agree. I think its riddled with bugs, keep losing by 4, i've got all 5 star coaches, full stars on goalkeeping yet they just let the AI score every 30 seconds.
  5. I said above that switching to software rendering does help and make the text sharper. I guess i'll maintain software rendering until a fix comes out.
  6. If i hover over buttons they appear to tear diagonally Sometimes a white line appears going diagonal across the screen to the top right corner The little yellow question helpers, when I hover over one, it tears in half and when I move the mouse away from it the other half comes back. Switching to software rendering seems to resolve these issues and make the interface text much much sharper. I'm running an ATI R290X with the latest Catalyst drivers - I've just updated to the latest version hoping it would fix the tearing but it hasn't. Any ideas?
  7. I am curious as to how this will be dealt with in FM12. I haven't ran into this rule in the past therefore I am assuming that Sports Interactive have never put any measures in place to assess the quality of your starting XI against your squad of 25 players. I don't think its the right decision for the Premier League to say to clubs what their strongest side is, and if against a weaker team, I wish to play 11 youngsters to get them experience then why can't i? I am the manager of the club afterall, and who are the premier league to say they are not good enough to play for my club? If in my opinion they are good enough to beat the team they are facing then I don't understand why this would be a problem for the Premier League. In FM typically I like to build teams that can last longer than I will more likely stay at the club, hence why I target youngsters from every corner of the earth who will develop into hopefully very good players. In the game I am playing currently, Im in 2033 and Sunderland have been in every Champions League since my departure in 2023 with the team that I built and left behind. Would this mean in FM12 if i fielded a team of all under 25's which I do quite often in FM, I will be punished under Rule E.20 for diminshing the integrity of the Premier League?
  8. Going into the 3rd Season now Signed the following players to improve on the dismal performance last season. Fernando Gago - Free Adam Johnson - £3.4m Michael Johnson - Free llsinho - Free Daniel Sturridge - Free Nigel de Jong - Free Sulley Muntari - Free
  9. Leeds next in the FA Cup I've just lost 1-0 away to boro, and rumours are that should i lose this game im out of the door at SoL faster than you can say haddy on.
  10. Really struggling in my game at the minute. Was doing brilliant with 4-3-3 but I think i've brought in and sold too many players they aren't gelling at the minute and im in 14th place, way down on where I told the board I would be, I've also rejected moves to Man City and Chelsea (League Champions) to get Sunderland out of the mess i've got them into. Messiah I am not at the minute I can assure you.
  11. Agree with this one. Can we not edit these now? Thought they would be stored in an XML file or something.
  12. Im not going to explain all of my gripes with FM09 simply list them. - Manchester City have way too much spending power, and attract all the best current generation players, and seem to have a knack of every signing being out of this world. - AI is too stringest and doesn't negotiate where transfers are concerned. The AI wont pay above £30m for anybody. - Often AI will not pay £31m but will pay £30m, its too strict, needs to be more flexbile and negotiate more. - Huge clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool in extended games, usually around the 2013 mark, will go into administration. Chelsea in my game were actually demoted after going into administration, and then it was a slippery slope, quickly falling out of the league system, with Abramovich still the chairman, quite strange considering he's a billionaire. - Players being unhappy at the lack of "Managerial Discipline" despite their being no one to discipline. - Players with amazing statistics seem to do poorly when they play for a human controlled club, particularly the case with regens. - Human controlled clubs will surge to a 5-0 lead in the first half, and then not score at all in the second, or have the other team mount a comeback. - Too much of the game time will pass without anything happening. I'll make substitutions in the 80th minute and the game will leap forward too the final whistle, with nothing happening. Suggestions for FM2010: - Trophy Room, if FM has the licence for that league already does it then have to get image rights? this would be an excellent feature. - In-Depth post match interviews. - Buy Shares in the club with earnings from Managers Wages, or allow you to do something to invest in the club or lower league teams just anything, I've got total career earnings of £15m and its just money sitting there being wasted, I want to do something with it. - More control over sponsorship deals or agreements - More indepth meetings with the board members in particular the chairman over issues relating to transfer funds and players. - Approach chairmen of other club to state interest in player and seek information on whether he is for sale. - Chairmen of other clubs in a domestic league meet annually to discuss improvements or the situation with referees, any topical issues affecting the game. - Option to request a fourth official on the touchline assess video replays to assist referee in close penalty and goal line decisions - similar to Howard Webb in Egypt v Brazil Confederations Cup. - Manager should request the club sign a player and the chairmen will attempt to open dialogue with the targeted club to ensure deal goes through. - Ability to criticise referees in the game. - Ability to request to rearrangement of fixtures should International Fixtures clash with Domestic Fixtures. - Ability to have FA discipline referee should their performance be particularly poor. - Ability to criticise linesmen, and have their stats recorded for the amount of offsides they give. - Team talks need to be more flexbile, and selecting the "Wrong" team talk shouldn't result in a defeat or the team playing badly, really annoying when you have world class players. - Big clubs have to sell their big players for the right money, Ronaldo's £80m transfer to Real Madrid as an example, Kaka £56m to Madrid is another. - German national team needs to be licencesed. - Crowd disturbances would be a cool feature, especially at away european games. - Complain to FIFA should your FA turn down a request. - FIFA should have more control over the international sector rather than the domestic FA - Approach the domestic FA and FIFA for specific requests, i.e introduce goal line technology, switch fixture to neutral ground, request games played at more suited stadia with better facilities, cap player wages or pump money into the grass roots. - Give exclusive interviews to specific media outlets. - Have a "relationship" with media outlets. - Media outlets might print a story accusing you of playing a weakened side on purpose, you can refute the allegations and refuse to speak to them again (see alex ferguson and BBC Match of the Day) - More choice of sponsors in the game, providing greater income. - Players injuries more varied (Players involved in car crash for example, could be a cool feature) - Ability to have a private jet purchased for the team to travel abroad in Europe, reducing the level of fatigue in your players. - During the transfer window clubs offer more players out to other clubs promoting more intense negotations. - Negotiations need to be more indepth and slightly longer - Declare interest in player, and have that club report you to FIFA or FA for inappropriate approaches, should you be found guilty, your fined or banned from the touchline. - Ability to run a Club TV channel, dedicated to your teams football news, and have a level of subscribers giving you increased revenue. - Arrange open top bus tours on the back of a momentus victory, lifting morale. - Open stadium for tours on a weekly basis providing more income.
  13. Fixture Management The FA of the country that you manage in should offer you alternative dates for fixtures that must be rescheduled, rather than rescheduling them to whenever they see fit, without giving the manager any say in the matter. Bring back the option to request a fixture be rescheduled, this can come in useful when teams have an "exceptional" amount of injuries, or if players are still returning from international duty.
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